Aston Martin is giving its iconic Sports GT car, the “luxuriously potent DB9,” a face-lift for 2013.

The styling changes see the DB9 adopt an even more lithe, fluid and pure form.

Beneath the bonnet is the new generation AM11 V12 engine, with torque of up to 457 lb.-ft. and peak power of 510 hp.

The inside is of course a tour de force of 007-style refinement, as befits a vehicle with a starting sticker of $185,400.

That’s before you install the ejector seats and such…